Surobi leaders call for local communities to embrace mediation, peace – Reliefweb

KABUL – Addressing residents of the Surobi district of Kabul province in a UN-backed radio discussion, government officials, women’s rights activists and a broad range of other community leaders emphasized the critical importance of institutionalizing the principles of peace at all levels of local society, from the social to the political.

The radio programme, supported by the central regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), focused on the principles of peace at the community level, and in particular on resolving disputes among communities living in Surobi’s Uzben valley, with the idea being to generate greater ownership of mediation and peace efforts among local residents.

In opening the discussion, the principal of Surobi High school, Mawlawi Sidaqat, described how mediation activities have a special significance in Afghanistan as the primary mechanism for resolving conflict, and … Read More on Reliefweb